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Zineb El Rhazoui columnist, Charlie Hebdo magazine (screenshot).

Zineb El Rhazoui columnist, Charlie Hebdo magazine (screenshot).


Former activist, Zineb El Rhazojui, columnist for Charlie Hebdo magazine is accusing Hebdo’s management of hypocrisy after being suspended over threats from Islamic extremists because of her articles critical of jihadists.

Daily Mail

Zineb El Rhazoui, 33, was called to a preliminary dismissal hearing to remind her of her ‘obligations’ towards the French weekly following ‘numerous incidents’.

The French-Moroccan columnist accused her employers of trying to ‘punish her’ for speaking out about the direction of the magazine four months after the jihadist attack which left 12 dead.

‘I am shocked and appalled that a management that has received so much support after the January attacks could show so little support for one of its employees, who is under pressure like everyone in the team and has faced threats,’ she told Le Monde….

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Apparently Charlie Hebdo’s management pressuring their staff to lighten up on Muhammad has decided to succumb to Muslim extremists after a terrorist attack earlier this year in which a dozen people were slaughtered by Islamic jihadists, several of whom were employees for the magazine.

El Rhazoui’s husband, also under threat by jihadists, lost his job and was forced to leave Morocco after jihadists posted his photograph, workplace. and its location.

LeMonde (translated)

Without prejudging the basis of the received mail, Ms. El Rhazoui explains that she could not work normally since the attacks that decimated writing in January. I’m not the only one. One can not blame people to go wrong and not being good workers, we live in chaotic conditions. It is impossible to make reports under police protection …, “she explains….

In other words, El Rhazoui was suspended for her critique on Islam.

The following video was published to YouTube on Mar 4, 2015 by the University of Chicago in which Zineb El Rhazoui attended a forum to discuss the context surrounding the Charlie Hebdo attack, the French culture of satire and secularism, and freedom of expression in contemporary society.

H/t Blazing Cat Fur.